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Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315

  • Build the skills to work in the mental health industry as a support worker with this Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)
  • Work placement gives you valuable real-world experience & exposure to various roles in the mental health sector
  • No entry requirements

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
  • Mental Health Support Worker
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Work placement

160 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 14 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 9 hrs a week = finish in 18 months). Maximum 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
By assignment + work placement
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Supporting and protecting children and young people
  • The principles of recovery-oriented practice
  • Communication techniques to build and maintain relationships
  • Supporting people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues
  • Assess promote and review emotional and physical well-being

Work placement

This course includes 160 hours of professional work placement at an approved community service organisation. You will need to arrange your own work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

15 units

Cluster 1

  1. CHCLEG001 - Work legally & ethically


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  2. HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health & safety


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

  3. CHCPRT001 - Identify & respond to children & young people at risk


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

Cluster 2

  1. CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote the principles of recovery-oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness.

  2. CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness.

  3. CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network & other services


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network.

  4. CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.

Cluster 3

  1. CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  2. CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

Cluster 4

  1. CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health & AOD issues


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.

  2. CHCMHS011 - Assess & promote social, emotional & physical well-being


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of well-being.

  3. CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and/or drugs context


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.

Cluster 5

  1. CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service.

  2. CHCMHS008 - Promote and facilitate self-advocacy


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life.

  3. CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and manage immediate suicide risk and work with the individual to achieve safe outcomes. It includes the requirements for developing a clear safety plan for addressing any immediate danger to the person at risk or others, mobilising access to emergency medical help when needed and facilitating links with further support.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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